Once you have a couple of interviews under your belt, you usually understand the basics: Make sure to present yourself professionally, maintain eye contact, play up your strengths, etc. But it can take quite a while before you really take your interviewing game to the next level -- after all, there's a big difference between making a good impression and making a great one.
If you've hit an interview plateau and find yourself looking for some new tips to wow recruiters and hiring managers, try using the following tactics in your next interview, straight out of Glassdoor's newly released Ultimate Guide to Job Interviews.
1. Uncover industry secrets
Some of the things interviewers look for in candidates are nearly universal, like a strong work ethic and good attitude. But for other roles, the markers of success are a bit more industry-specific -- technical recruiters looking for software engineers, for example, will likely want to make sure you have a solid understanding of data structures and algorithms. If you want to know exactly what recruiters and hiring managers in your industry are looking for, look into what books and resources are available to you. Those in technical fields, for example, swear by the book Cracking the Coding Interview, while potential consultants turn to books like Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting.
Whatever field you're in, a quick Google search or informational interview with a currently employed professional can uncover some great resources for you to dig into.
This article originally appeared on Glassdoor.com.
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